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Manchester United plan summer swoop for Juventus star Alex Sandro and will use Matteo Darmian as makeweight.
The Brazilian full-back is keen on Premier League switch and was close to joining Chelsea last year.
Darmian is surplus to requirements at Uld Trafford 3 years after his move to England from Torino.
The Italian international returning to Turin could help smooth the path for Sandro to finally move to the Premier League.
Sandro joined Juventus for £22million from Porto in 2015 and was close to joining Chelsea last summer.
The United boss is after a top quality left-back with the future of Luke Shaw uncertain. Brazilian international Sandro is exactly what Mourinho wants in a defender – strong, quick and dependable. Meanwhile the England defender is behind Ashley Young in the Old Trafford pecking order and could be offloaded in the summer.
Sandro would cost around £70m but that won’t bother United, with Mourinho expected to spend big again to bridge the gap with Manchester City next season. The South American star earns around £145,000-a-week and United would have to offer more to get the deal done.
Man United currently sit 2nd in the Premier League table.